Avoid PR Web In Your Publicity Efforts

March 12, 2011

For all of you writers out there who want to write a book and perhaps self publish or in today’s market, even if you get a traditional publisher to publish your book, they will expect you to do the lion’s share of marketing.

In that vein, I have been on PR Web’s Journalist mailing list for over a year now. They used to publish exceprts of their publicity releases and then you could click onto the title and pull up the whole Press Release and read more about the person and the book or video that they were promoting.

Now they are only publishing the excerpts often without the author’s name even mentioned and you can’t pull up any other info on the book. I have complained bitterly to the company to be ignored. I even called the President’s office, got his assitant’s voice mail and she nor the president ever called me back. People need value for their money and need to be treated with respect. Neither of these things can be currently found on PR Web’s pages. I thought that you should know this.

That is the bad news, the good news is that I have a resource that I can’t recommend highly enough; That is Dan Poynters Publishing newsletter. He is the GURU on publishing for writers and has loads of resource material on how to increase the sale of your books through non traditonal means.

His site can be found at http://www.parapublishing.com/sites/para/

Another good resource is Jerry D Simmons who publishes a newsletter for writers and the art of publishing his site can be found at http://www.WritersReaders.com.

Please send other sites that you would recommend for writers as we all have to stick together.

Blessings on you and yours
John Wilder

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